How to write an interesting college essay from a boring prompt
With the deadline for college applications looming, students are scrambling to complete the dreaded personal essay. As a college writing teacher, the years I spent teaching students on the other side of the college admissions process left me thinking about what I might say to prospective students.
Essays come in all shapes and sizes – some are breathtakingly creative, others are poignantly policy-oriented. For me, at least, the best student essays are distinguished by the way they show the nuances and intricacies of how the author thinks.